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A monotypic genus containing one species of erect, evergreen shrub in the Berberidaceae family native to East Asia from the Himalayas to Japan. Known as heavenly bamboo, N. domestica, the sole species, has simple or divided pinnate leaves with good Autumn colour and sprays of white star-shaped flowers sometimes followed by bright red berries. They are popular in Japanese gardens and there are many cultivars available.
Common problems with Nanten
How to propagate Nanten
You can propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.
Other uses of Nanten
Grown for their foliage and flowers.